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Burn After Reading (2008)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Burn After Reading (2008)

Osbourne Cox, a Balkan expert, resigned from the CIA because of a drinking problem, so he begins a memoir. His wife wants a divorce and expects her lover, Harry, a philandering State Department marshal, to leave his wife. A CD-ROM falls out of a gym bag at a Georgetown fitness center. Two employees there try to turn it into cash: Linda, who wants money for cosmetic surgery, and Chad, an amiable goof. Information on the disc leads them to Osbourne who rejects their sales pitch; then they visit the Russian embassy. To sweeten the pot, they decide they need more of Osbourne's secrets. Meanwhile, Linda's boss likes her, and Harry's wife leaves for a book tour. All roads lead to Osbourne's house. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, guilt, blackmail, paranoia, divorce, escape, drunkenness, adultery, betrayal, infidelity
Mood:satire
Characters:alcoholic
Story:computer disc, goat cheese, memoir, fitness gym, cia agent, cia, gym, divorce lawyer, marital infidelity, political satire, cocktail party, singing in the shower, dinner party, ax murder, reference to tony bennett, russian intelligence, reference to boris karloff, intelligence analyst, government cover up, hors d'oeuvres

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:paranoia, escape, betrayal
Story:raised middle finger, blood on shirt, stabbed in the head, shot in the face, falling down stairs, shot in the shoulder, stabbed in the chest, car crash, punched in the face, shot in the head, car accident, black comedy, blood splatter, corpse, pistol, knife, party, violence, murder, death

Spy (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, escape, betrayal
Story:cia agent, cocktail party, raised middle finger, cia, shot in the shoulder, car crash, punched in the face, shot in the head, car accident, black comedy, helicopter, blood splatter, corpse, pistol, knife, party, violence, murder, death

This Is The End (2013)
Comedy, Fantasy

This Is The End (2013)

All 'Jay Baruchel' (qv) expected coming to LA was a fun time with 'Seth Rogen' (qv) with all the wild partying to have both by themselves and at 'James Franco' (qv)'s housewarming party. Suddenly, the Rapture hits and the Biblical Apocalypse has begun. Now, Jay and Seth are desperately sheltering in James' house for rescue along with a few other friends. Together, they must band together to attempt to survive the end of the world, only for Jay to find that they are all too dumb and superficial to do it until they discover the only way out. (Read More)

Themes:escape, drunkenness
Mood:satire
Story:butt slap, hiding in a closet, raised middle finger, ensemble cast, falling down stairs, car crash, punched in the face, car accident, black comedy, helicopter, blood splatter, pistol, knife, party, singing, bare chested male, death

Pineapple Express (2008) is one of the best movies like Burn After Reading (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, paranoia, escape, betrayal
Story:cia agent, process server, butt slap, accidental shooting, bloody nose, shot in the shoulder, car crash, punched in the face, shot in the head, car accident, black comedy, blood splatter, corpse, pistol, knife, husband wife relationship, bare chested male, violence, murder, death

The Watch (2012)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

The Watch (2012)

In Glenview, Ohio, Evan is the manager of the Costco department store and married to Abby. When the Costco night watchman, Antonio Guzman, is mysteriously murdered, Evan organizes The Neighborhood Watch, a watch team with his suburban neighbors Bob, Franklin and Jamarcus to protect the neighborhood and find the killer of Antonio. Soon they discover that the murderer is an alien that is preparing to invade Earth, and they become the last hope of mankind on Earth. This is why The Watch (2012) is one of the best movies like Burn After Reading (2008). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, paranoia, escape, drunkenness
Story:earth viewed from space, butt slap, raised middle finger, jogging, shot in the shoulder, woman, punched in the face, shot in the head, blood splatter, corpse, pistol, knife, party, husband wife relationship, bare chested male, death, murder, violence

From Paris With Love (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

From Paris With Love (2010)

James Reece is an ambitious aide to the U.S. Ambassador in Paris, doing little jobs for the CIA and hoping to get into black ops. On the night he and his girlfriend, Caroline, become engaged, he's told to pick up Charlie Wax at Orly. Charlie is an unorthodox government employee - large, bald and bearded, foul-mouthed and eccentric. Charlie immediately takes James on a wild ride of murder and mayhem, through ethnic enclaves. As bodies pile up, the purpose remains opaque to James. Caroline, unhappy that James has been out of touch for a day, tells him to bring Charlie for dinner. Charlie can be charming - where will it lead? Does the chess-playing James have what it takes? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, betrayal
Story:cia agent, cia, embassy, falling down stairs, american flag, shot in the shoulder, woman, car crash, punched in the face, shot in the head, car accident, blood splatter, pistol, knife, bare chested male, murder, death, violence

Knight And Day (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

June has a garage in Boston. At an airport heading home, a man bumps into her a few times and tries to keep her off the plane. He's under FBI surveillance; they wonder if he and she are working together, so they let both on a flight full of armed men wanting to arrest the stranger. He's Roy, he shoots his way out of trouble and tells her she's in danger. She's home the next day, miraculously, when agents pick her up; Roy saves her again, and a transcontinental chase ensues with Roy convincing her that he's the good guy, protecting an energy source that a rogue agent wants to sell on the black market. Can she trust Roy, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, escape
Story:cia agent, ipod, cia, gym, woman, car crash, punched in the face, shot in the head, car accident, helicopter, blood splatter, corpse, pistol, three word title, knife, bare chested male, violence, murder, death

Pain & Gain (2013) is one of the best movies like Burn After Reading (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama

Pain & Gain (2013)

Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo ('Mark Wahlberg (I)' (qv)) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal ('Anthony Mackie' (qv)) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle ('Dwayne Johnson (I)' (qv)). Their kidnapping and extortion scheme goes terribly wrong since they have muscles for brains and they're left to haphazardly try to hold onto the elusive American dream. (Read More)

Themes:escape, drunkenness
Mood:satire
Story:fitness center, personal trainer, hatchet, disposing of a dead body, raised middle finger, extortion, stupidity, sex toy, american flag, gym, car crash, punched in the face, car accident, black comedy, helicopter, blood splatter, corpse, pistol, three word title, knife

Escape Plan (2013)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Escape Plan (2013)

Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's framed and incarcerated in a master prison he designed himself. He needs to escape and find the person who put him behind bars. (Read More)

Themes:escape, surveillance, betrayal
Story:cia agent, cia, raised middle finger, falling down stairs, shot in the shoulder, stabbed in the chest, woman, punched in the face, shot in the head, black comedy, helicopter, blood splatter, corpse, pistol, knife, bare chested male, murder, death, violence

American Psycho (2000)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence. This is why American Psycho (2000) is one of the best movies like Burn After Reading (2008). (Read More)

Themes:blackmail, paranoia, divorce, escape, drunkenness, infidelity
Mood:satire
Story:nihilism, axe murder, shot in the shoulder, stabbed in the chest, woman, car crash, shot in the head, car accident, black comedy, helicopter, blood splatter, corpse, pistol, knife, party, bare chested male, sex scene, violence, murder, death

Hanna (2011)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Hanna (2011)

Hanna (Ronan) is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the skills of a soldier; these come from being raised by her father (Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity. (Read More)

Story:cia agent, camera shot of feet, cia, stabbed in the chest, woman, car crash, punched in the face, shot in the head, helicopter, blood splatter, corpse, pistol, knife, singing, husband wife relationship, bare chested male, murder, death

Red 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like Burn After Reading (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Red 2 (2013)

Retired CIA agent Frank Moses is in love with Sarah Ross and enjoying their normal life. Out of the blue, Marvin Boggs meets Frank in the supermarket and tells that Wikileaks has released the information that they had participated and know the whereabouts of the Nightshade, a portable nuclear weapon that was smuggled in pieces and hidden in Russia. Now the top agents in the world are under contract to seek them out to discover where Nightshade is. The trio travels to Paris and teams-up with the Russian Katja to track down the former Russian Agent 'The Frog' to get more information about the operation. They learn that the brilliant inventor Dr. Edward Bailey might know where the weapon is. They discover that Bailey has been interned in an asylum in London by the MI-6 for thirty-two years and the British Victoria joins the team. They rescue Bailey and find that the nuclear device is hidden in the Kremlin. Soon the dangerous South Korean Han joins the group expecting to retrieve the weapon. But dangerous killer Jack Horton is hunting Frank down and will not stop until he recovers the nuclear bomb. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, escape, betrayal
Story:cia agent, embassy, cia, shot in the shoulder, stabbed in the chest, car crash, punched in the face, shot in the head, car accident, helicopter, pistol, knife, bare chested male, violence, murder, death

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game-and the rest of the crew has been exonerated-the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, the elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world's stage... and to bring home the man who made them a family. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, betrayal, escape
Story:woman, top secret, falling down stairs, american flag, stabbed in the chest, car crash, punched in the face, shot in the head, car accident, black comedy, helicopter, blood splatter, corpse, pistol, knife, husband wife relationship, bare chested male, murder, death, violence

Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Comedy, Crime

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

A struggling screenwriter ('Colin Farrell (I)' (qv)) inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his friends ('Christopher Walken' (qv) and 'Sam Rockwell' (qv)) kidnap a gangster's ('Woody Harrelson' (qv)) beloved Shih Tzu.

Themes:drunkenness
Characters:alcoholic
Story:jogging, american flag, park, woman, car crash, punched in the face, shot in the head, black comedy, blood splatter, corpse, pistol, party, murder, violence, death

The Nice Guys (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. This is why The Nice Guys (2016) is one of the best movies like Burn After Reading (2008). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, escape, drunkenness, betrayal
Characters:alcoholic
Story:woman, disposing of a dead body, hiding in a closet, stupidity, falling down stairs, shot in the shoulder, car crash, punched in the face, shot in the head, car accident, black comedy, blood splatter, corpse, pistol, three word title, knife, party, bare chested male, death, violence

The Interview (2014) is one of the best movies like Burn After Reading (2008)
Comedy

The Interview (2014)

In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show "Skylark Tonight." When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Story:cia agent, bechdel test failed, top secret, blood on shirt, shot in the face, cia, shot in the head, black comedy, helicopter, blood splatter, pistol, party, bare chested male, sex scene, murder, death

The Man From U.n.c.l.e. (2015)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Man From U.n.c.l.e. (2015)

In the 1960s with the Cold War in play, CIA agent Napoleon Solo successfully helps Gaby Teller defect to West Germany despite the intimidating opposition of KGB agent Illya Kuryakin. Later, all three unexpectedly find themselves working together in a joint mission to stop a private criminal organization from using Gaby's father's scientific expertise to construct their own nuclear bomb. Through clenched teeth and stylish poise, all three must find a way to cooperate for the sake of world peace, even as they each pursue their own agendas. (Read More)

Themes:escape, drunkenness, betrayal
Story:cia agent, cia, bechdel test failed, womanizer, stabbed in the chest, car crash, punched in the face, shot in the head, black comedy, helicopter, pistol, knife, party, husband wife relationship, murder

Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Central Intelligence (2016)

Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he's an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They're CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he's a rogue agent. When they can't find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he's trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin's help to stop him. Calvin's not sure whom he should believe. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, escape, betrayal
Story:cia agent, treason, raised middle finger, cia, gym, car crash, punched in the face, car accident, black comedy, helicopter, blood splatter, pistol, knife, husband wife relationship, bare chested male, violence, murder, death

Red (2010)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Red (2010)

Frank (Bruce Willis) is retired, bored, and lonely living off his government pension in a nondescript suburb in an equally nondescript house. The only joy in Frank's life is his calls to the government pension processing center when he gets to talk to his case worker, Sarah (Mary-Louis Parker). Sarah is as bored and lonely as Frank and marks her conversations with the unknown Frank and her spy novels as the only things fun in her life. When something in Frank's past forces Frank back into his old line of work and puts an unwitting Sarah in the middle of the intrigue, Frank and Sarah begin a journey into Frank's past and the people he used to work with. Like Frank they are all RED ... Retired Extremely Dangerous. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, blackmail
Story:cia agent, cia, embassy, raised middle finger, blood on shirt, shot in the face, american flag, shot in the shoulder, car crash, punched in the face, shot in the head, helicopter, pistol, knife, murder, violence

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) is one of the best movies like Burn After Reading (2008)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

Marv is unconscious on a highway surrounded by corpses. When he awakes, he has amnesia and tries to recall his last steps from the Kadie's saloon on the Saturday night. He recalls that he found four playboys burning a homeless man alive and defended the poor man. Marv hunts them down and kills the group. The cocky gambler Johnny hits jackpot in slot machines in the Kadie's saloon and invites the waitress Marcie to go with him to play poker game against the powerful Senator Roark. He wins the game and suffers the consequence of his arrogance. The private detective Dwight McCarthy is contacted by his former lover Ava Lord that asks to meet him at the Kadie's saloon. Ava asks him for forgiveness for leaving him to marry the wealthy Damian Lord. However her strong chauffeur Manute takes her home. Dwight snoops around Ava's house but is found and beaten by Manute and the bodyguards. When he returns home, Ava is waiting for him naked in the bed and seduces him again. Then she tells that Damian and Manute torture her and soon she will be killed. Once again Manute takes Ava with him and hits Dwight that invites Marv to help him to rescue Ava. Damian denies the accusation but Dwight beats him to death while Marv tear Manute's eye out. But soon Dwight finds that he was lured by Ava that shoots him. Marv rescues Dwight and takes him to the Old Town where Dwight finds his former lover Gail that helps him to recover while Dwight plots revenge against Ava. This is why Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) is one of the best movies like Burn After Reading (2008). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, betrayal, infidelity
Story:dinner party, stabbed in the head, ensemble cast, shot in the face, shot in the shoulder, stabbed in the chest, car crash, extramarital affair, punched in the face, shot in the head, car accident, black comedy, helicopter, blood splatter, corpse, pistol, knife, bare chested male, sex scene, death

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, paranoia, escape, drunkenness, betrayal
Mood:satire
Story:top secret, raised middle finger, shot in the face, american flag, shot in the shoulder, car crash, punched in the face, shot in the head, car accident, black comedy, helicopter, blood splatter, pistol, knife, singing, husband wife relationship, bare chested male, violence, murder, death

Black Mass (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Black Mass (2015)

Based on a true story of James "Whitey" Bulger, an Irish Mob godfather and FBI informant who had a "secret trading" deal with his brother, William "Billy" Bulger, a state senator and a Boston public figure, and John Connolly, an FBI agent. They planned to take down the Italian mob and mafia in Boston, which went awry and things turned massively violent. When the credence for each other began fading out, drug dealing, murders, and extortion started to rise, and forced the FBI's Boston office to confirm that Whitey Bulger was one of the most notorious criminals in US history and also one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List criminals. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, drunkenness, betrayal
Story:disposing of a dead body, extortion, ensemble cast, shot in the face, bloody nose, shot in the shoulder, woman, car crash, punched in the face, shot in the head, black comedy, blood splatter, corpse, pistol, knife, husband wife relationship, violence, murder, death

Serbuan Maut (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Serbuan Maut (2011)

In Jakarta, Indonesia, Lieutenant Wahyu organizes the invasion of an apartment building that is the safe house of the powerful and cruel drug lord Tama and his gang. The SWAT team breaks in the building but one lookout sees and warns the gangsters and the police force is trapped on the seventh floor. They learn that Lt. Wahyu has not informed his superiors about the operation. Now the police officers have to fight with limited ammunition against the armed and dangerous gangsters. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, betrayal
Story:hiding in a closet, axe murder, stabbed in the head, shot in the face, shot in the shoulder, stabbed in the chest, punched in the face, shot in the head, blood splatter, corpse, pistol, knife, husband wife relationship, bare chested male, violence, murder, death

Logan (2017) is one of the best movies like Burn After Reading (2008)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, escape, drunkenness, betrayal
Characters:alcoholic
Story:nihilism, blood on shirt, stabbed in the head, shot in the face, shot in the shoulder, stabbed in the chest, car crash, punched in the face, shot in the head, car accident, helicopter, blood splatter, corpse, pistol, knife, husband wife relationship, bare chested male, violence, murder, death

The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002)

'The Count of Monte Cristo' is a remake of the Alexander Dumas tale by the same name. Dantes, a sailor who is falsely accused of treason by his best friend Fernand, who wants Dantes' girlfriend Mercedes for himself. Dantes is imprisoned on the island prison of Chateau d'If for 13 years, where he plots revenge against those who betrayed him. With the help of another prisoner, he escapes the island and proceeds to transform himself into the wealthy Count of Monte Cristo as part of his plan to exact revenge. This is why The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002) is one of the best movies like Burn After Reading (2008). (Read More)

Themes:escape, drunkenness, adultery, betrayal, infidelity
Story:dinner party, treason, blood on shirt, shot in the shoulder, stabbed in the chest, knife, husband wife relationship, bare chested male, murder

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

After a car accident, Michelle awakens to find herself in a mysterious bunker with two men named Howard and Emmett. Howard offers her a pair of crutches to help her remain mobile with her leg injury sustained from the car crash and tells her to "get good on those" before leaving the bunker. She has been given the information that there has been an alien attack and the outside world is poisoned. However, Howard and Emmett's intentions soon become questionable and Michelle is faced with a question: Is it better in here or out there? (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, escape, betrayal
Story:car accident, disposing of a dead body, camera shot of feet, stabbed in the chest, woman, car crash, shot in the head, black comedy, corpse, pistol, three word title, knife, bare chested male, murder, death

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Jordan Belfort is a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 22 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scam that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden.

Themes:guilt, divorce, drunkenness, adultery, infidelity
Mood:satire
Story:butt slap, quitting a job, raised middle finger, bloody nose, dysfunctional marriage, falling down stairs, sex toy, american flag, woman, car crash, extramarital affair, punched in the face, car accident, black comedy, helicopter, blood splatter, party, husband wife relationship, bare chested male, sex scene

The A-team (2010) is one of the best movies like Burn After Reading (2008)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The A-team (2010)

Four American soldiers who are in Iraq are sent on a mission to recover plates for printing 100 dollar bills that were used to print a billion dollars. After doing the job and returning to the base their commanding officer is killed in an explosion and the plates are stolen by another operative. They would be court martialed and sent to different prisons. 6 months later, the leader, Hannibal Smith is visited by a CIA spook who tells him he knows where the man who took the plates is and wants him and his men to recover it. So he helps him escape and he breaks out the others and they go after the plates. But after doing it, they discover that the spook might not be ok. And a military intelligence officer who was involved with one of them is pursuing them. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, escape, betrayal
Story:cia agent, cia, raised middle finger, car crash, punched in the face, shot in the head, black comedy, helicopter, blood splatter, pistol, knife, bare chested male, violence, murder, death

Shoot 'em Up (2007)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Shoot 'em Up (2007)

Late at night, in an unnamed U.S. city, a solitary man sits at a bus stop. A pregnant woman runs by, pursued by a man with a gun. With reluctance, the man at the bus stop rescues her and assists with the baby's delivery, while additional pursuers fire at them, including the gang's particularly nasty leader, an intuitive man named Hertz. Our hero, known only as Smith, determines to save the child and find out why Hertz wants the baby dead. At a local bordello, he tries to employ a lactating hooker to watch the child, but things quickly escalate, and this makeshift family is soon on the run. Heavy metal music calms the baby. Why? A laboratory, gun factory, and presidential campaign all figure in Smith's quest for the child's safe deliverance. (Read More)

Story:woman, butt slap, disposing of a dead body, imperative in title, raised middle finger, park, car crash, punched in the face, shot in the head, black comedy, helicopter, blood splatter, corpse, pistol, three word title, knife, husband wife relationship, bare chested male, sex scene, murder

Four Brothers (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Four Brothers (2005)

Four adopted brothers come to avenge their mother's death in what appears to be a random killing in a grocery store robbery. However, the boys' investigation of the death reveals more nefarious activities involving the one brother's business dealings with a notorious local hoodlum. Two cops who are trying to solve the case may also not be what they seem. This is why Four Brothers (2005) is one of the best movies like Burn After Reading (2008). (Read More)

Story:burglary, shot in the shoulder, stabbed in the chest, woman, car crash, shot in the head, car accident, black comedy, helicopter, blood splatter, pistol, death, murder, violence

2 Guns (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

2 Guns (2013)

Robert Trench, an undercover DEA agent, takes advantage of gunman Michael Stigman's idea to rob a bank to bust him and a mob boss. However, it proves too successful with much more money seized than anticipated with Trench's forces not stopping the getaway. Complicating things still more, Stigman turns out to be a Naval Intelligence agent who shoots Trench and takes the money. The interservice debacle suddenly finds Trench and Stigman in a bloody web of corrupt clandestine rivalries as they are hunted, blackmailed and isolated for the money on both sides of the law. Now, the fugitives must work together to find a way out of this situation with no one to turn to but themselves. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, escape, betrayal
Story:cia agent, bechdel test failed, cia, shot in the shoulder, car crash, punched in the face, shot in the head, car accident, black comedy, helicopter, blood splatter, corpse, pistol, knife, bare chested male, violence, murder, death

London Has Fallen (2016) is one of the best movies like Burn After Reading (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

London Has Fallen (2016)

After the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances, all leaders of the Western world must attend his funeral. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The President of the United States, his formidable secret service head and a British MI-6 agent who trusts no one are the only people that have any hope of stopping it. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, escape, betrayal
Story:man in a wheelchair, embassy, treason, jogging, american flag, shot in the shoulder, stabbed in the chest, car crash, punched in the face, shot in the head, black comedy, helicopter, blood splatter, corpse, pistol, knife, husband wife relationship, violence, murder, death

16 Blocks (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

16 Blocks (2006)

Jack Mosley, a burnt-out detective, is assigned the unenviable task of transporting a fast-talking convict from jail to a courthouse 16 blocks away. However, along the way he learns that the man is supposed to testify against Mosley's colleagues, and the entire NYPD wants him dead. Mosley must choose between loyalty to his colleagues and protecting the witness, and never has such a short distance seemed so long... (Read More)

Themes:guilt, paranoia, drunkenness
Characters:alcoholic
Story:seattle washington, extortion, blood on shirt, car crash, car accident, corpse, pistol, bare chested male, death, violence, murder

The Hateful Eight (2015)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western

The Hateful Eight (2015)

Some time after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. Bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive captive Daisy Domergue race towards the town of Red Rock, where Ruth will bring Daisy to justice. Along the road, they encounter Major Marquis Warren (an infamous bounty hunter) and Chris Mannix (a man who claims to be Red Rock's new sheriff). Lost in a blizzard, the bunch seeks refuge at Minnie's Haberdashery. When they arrive they are greeted by unfamiliar faces: Bob, who claims to be taking care of the place while Minnie is gone; Oswaldo Mobray, the hangman of Red Rock; Joe Gage, a cow puncher; and confederate general Sanford Smithers. As the storm overtakes the mountainside, the eight travelers come to learn that they might not make it to Red Rock after all... (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, betrayal
Story:blood on shirt, shot in the face, camera shot of feet, shot in the shoulder, stabbed in the chest, woman, punched in the face, shot in the head, black comedy, blood splatter, corpse, pistol, three word title, knife, bare chested male, murder, violence, death

Man On Fire (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Man On Fire (2004)

Hard drinking, burnt out ex CIA operative John Creasy has given up on life until he's hired as a bodyguard to protect nine year old Pita Ramos. Bit by bit, Creasy begins to reclaim some of his soul, but when pita is kidnapped, Creasy's fiery rage is finally released and he will stop at nothing to save her as he sets out on a dangerous, revenge fuelled rescue mission. This is why Man On Fire (2004) is one of the best movies like Burn After Reading (2008). (Read More)

Themes:blackmail, betrayal
Characters:alcoholic
Story:cia, cia agent, shot in the shoulder, shot in the head, car accident, blood splatter, corpse, three word title, husband wife relationship, death, violence, murder

Brazil (1985) is one of the best movies like Burn After Reading (2008)
Drama, Sci-fi

Brazil (1985)

Sam Lowry is a harried technocrat in a futuristic society that is needlessly convoluted and inefficient. He dreams of a life where he can fly away from technology and overpowering bureaucracy, and spend eternity with the woman of his dreams. While trying to rectify the wrongful arrest of one Harry Buttle, Lowry meets the woman he is always chasing in his dreams, Jill Layton. Meanwhile, the bureaucracy has fingered him responsible for a rash of terrorist bombings, and both Sam and Jill's lives are put in danger. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, paranoia, escape
Mood:satire
Story:political satire, plastic surgeon, falling down stairs, stabbed in the chest, woman, dark comedy, car crash, shot in the head, car accident, black comedy, blood splatter, corpse, pistol, knife, party, husband wife relationship, bare chested male, murder

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:paranoia, escape, betrayal
Story:stabbed in the head, shot in the face, falling down stairs, shot in the shoulder, stabbed in the chest, punched in the face, shot in the head, black comedy, blood splatter, corpse, knife, husband wife relationship, bare chested male, violence, murder, death

Sicario (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Sicario (2015)

When drug violence worsens on the USA Mexico border, the FBI sends an idealistic agent, Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) on a mission to eradicate a drug cartel responsible for a bomb that had killed members of her team.

Themes:surveillance, blackmail, paranoia, escape, betrayal
Story:cia agent, u.s. marshal, cia, shot in the shoulder, punched in the face, shot in the head, helicopter, blood splatter, corpse, pistol, knife, husband wife relationship, bare chested male, violence, murder, death

Baby Driver (2017)
Action, Crime, Music, Thriller

Baby Driver (2017)

Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, blackmail, paranoia, escape, betrayal
Story:ipod, blood on shirt, shot in the shoulder, car crash, shot in the head, car accident, black comedy, helicopter, blood splatter, corpse, pistol, singing, husband wife relationship, violence, murder, death

Body Of Lies (2008) is one of the best movies like Burn After Reading (2008)
Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

Body Of Lies (2008)

Roger Ferris is a CIA operative in the Middle East; Ed Hoffman is his control at Langley. Cynicism is everywhere. In Amman, Roger works with Hani Salaam, Jordan's head of security, whose only dictum is "Don't lie to me." The Americans are in pursuit of a cleric who leads a group placing bombs all over Europe. When Hani rebukes Ed's demand that Jordan allow the Americans to use one of Jordan's double agents, Roger and Ed hatch a plan to bring the cleric to them. The plan is complicated by its being a secret from Hani and by Roger's attraction to a local nurse. Satellites and cell phones, bodies and lies: modern warfare. This is why Body Of Lies (2008) is one of the best movies like Burn After Reading (2008). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, divorce, betrayal
Story:cia agent, quitting a job, cia, american flag, woman, car crash, punched in the face, shot in the head, helicopter, corpse, pistol, husband wife relationship, death, violence, murder

Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

A "story inside a story," in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called "Nocturnal Animals," which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, divorce, escape, drunkenness, infidelity
Story:woman, extramarital affair, punched in the face, car accident, blood splatter, corpse, pistol, knife, party, husband wife relationship, bare chested male, murder, death, violence

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

This new version of the saga of CIA analyst Jack Ryan begins as Jack attends the London School of Economics. 9/11 happens. He subsequently enlists in the Marines, sustaining severe injuries when the chopper deploying him to Afghanistan is shot down. While in intense rehab, he grabs the attention of Harper, a man who works for the CIA and who would like Jack to finish his studies, get a job on Wall Street, and seek out terrorist plots through their financial transactions. Ten years pass. Jack finds anomalies in the accounts of a Russian named Cherevin and thinks he should go to Russia to check out what's going on. He's told not to tell anyone who he is, including his girlfriend Cathy, which makes her doubt him when she catches him in some lies. In Russia, Cherevin assigns someone to assist Jack, but when the two are alone, the man tries to kill Jack instead, so Jack kills him. Obviously, Cherevin is hiding something. Jack goes to meet him and says he'll bring his fiancee along, but when Cathy shows up, Jack has to tell her the truth. Harper says Cathy has to go with Jack when she meets Cherevin. Jack doesn't want her to but Cathy says she's going, so the action begins that leads to the climax. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, paranoia
Story:cia agent, cia, female doctor, gym, stabbed in the chest, car crash, punched in the face, helicopter, corpse, pistol, knife, bare chested male, violence, murder, death

Don't Breathe (2016)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

Don't Breathe (2016)

Rocky, a young woman wanting to start a better life for her and her sister, agrees to take part in the robbery of a house owned by a wealthy blind man with her boyfriend Money and their friend Alex. But when the blind man turns out to be a more ruthless adversary than he seems, the group must find a way to escape his home before they become his latest victims. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Story:disposing of a dead body, hiding in a closet, shot in the face, burglary, breaking and entering, woman, punched in the face, shot in the head, car accident, blood splatter, corpse, pistol, death, murder

Taken 2 (2012) is one of the best movies like Burn After Reading (2008)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Taken 2 (2012)

The retired CIA agent Bryan Mills invites his teenage daughter Kim and his ex-wife Lenore, who has separated from her second husband, to spend a couple of days in Istanbul where he is working. Meanwhile, the patriarch of the community of the Albanian gang of human trafficking, Murad Krasniqi, seeks revenge for the death of his son and organizes another gang to kidnap Bryan and his family. Bryan and Lenore are abducted by the Albanians, but Kim escapes and is the only hope that Bryan has to escape and save Lenore. (Read More)

Themes:escape, divorce, betrayal
Story:cia agent, cia, hiding in a closet, shot in the face, car crash, punched in the face, shot in the head, pistol, violence, murder, death

21 Grams (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

21 Grams (2003)

This is the story of three well-meaning but flawed people: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English emigre; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married homemaker with two young daughters, with hiding a secret past; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to live a law-abiding life and raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will have learnt harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever. This is why 21 Grams (2003) is one of the best movies like Burn After Reading (2008). (Read More)

Themes:guilt, drunkenness, adultery, betrayal, infidelity
Story:dinner party, coma, extramarital affair, car accident, corpse, pistol, knife, party, singing, husband wife relationship, death, murder

Lone Survivor (2013)
Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War

Lone Survivor (2013)

Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance
Story:shot in the face, camera shot of feet, american flag, shot in the shoulder, stabbed in the chest, shot in the head, helicopter, blood splatter, corpse, pistol, knife, bare chested male, violence, murder, death

Salt (2010)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Salt (2010)

Evelyn Salt is a CIA agent and highly respected by all, including her boss, Ted Winter. Out of the blue, a Russian spy walks into their offices and offers a vital piece of information: the President of Russia will be assassinated during his forthcoming visit to New York City to attend the funeral of the recently deceased U.S. Vice President. The name of the assassin: Evelyn Salt. Concerned about the safety of her husband, who she cannot contact, she goes on the run. Winter refuses to accept that she is a mole or a double agent but her actions begin to raise doubts. Just who is Evelyn Salt and what is she planning? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, escape, betrayal
Story:cia agent, cia, shot in the face, american flag, shot in the shoulder, woman, car crash, punched in the face, shot in the head, car accident, helicopter, pistol, husband wife relationship, violence, murder

He's Just Not That Into You (2009) is one of the best movies like Burn After Reading (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

He's Just Not That Into You (2009)

The needy Gigi Haim is a young woman seeking her prince charming somewhere amongst her unsuccessful dates. After dating estate agent Conor Barry, Gigi anxiously expects to receive a phone call from him. However Conor never calls her. Gigi decides to go to the bar where he frequents to see him, but she meets his friend Alex who works there. They become friends and Alex helps Gigi to interpret the subtle signs given out by her dates. (Read More)

Themes:divorce, infidelity
Story:internet dating, sailboat, ensemble cast, cheating husband, dysfunctional marriage, gym, woman, extramarital affair, party, husband wife relationship

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance
Story:extortion, stabbed in the head, shot in the shoulder, stabbed in the chest, punched in the face, shot in the head, helicopter, blood splatter, corpse, pistol, knife, bare chested male, murder, violence, death

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